Press Releases

May 2015
SCHUMER: IN THE WAKE OF FED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED “RAMPANT, DEEP-ROOTED” CORRUPTION AT FIFA, SENATOR DEMANDS FIFA RELEASE FULL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NEVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC – SENATOR CALLS ON FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER TO MAKE FIRST ACTION OF NEW TERM THE RELEASE OF THE GARCIA REPORT
SCHUMER: WYOMING COUNTY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS ARE DELAYED BECAUSE FIRST RESPONDERS CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO RADIO FREQUENCIES WITHOUT CANADIAN APPROVAL – URGES FEDS TO GO TO BAT FOR WYOMING COUNTY & BREAK THROUGH RED TAPE THAT HAS HELD UP APPROVAL PROCESS
SCHUMER URGES U.S. ARMY TO RECONSIDER PHASING OUT CRITICAL SOLDIER WELLNESS PROGRAM AT RIVER HOSPITAL IN ALEXANDRIA BAY, WHICH TREATS MANY TROOPS FROM FORT DRUM FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS – SCHUMER SAYS NEW PROGRAM MAY NOT OFFER THE FULL LINE OF MENTAL HEALTH & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
SCHUMER: ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK, OPIOID ABUSE IS UP & CRIMINALS ARE STEALING Rx DRUGS, BUT DEA RECENTLY ENDED HUGELY SUCCESSFUL DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM – SCHUMER URGES DEA TO REVERSE DECISION & REINSTITUTE NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAYS, WHICH SAFELY COLLECTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF Rx DRUGS & HELPED SAVE LIVES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $57,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PLATTSBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FEMA HAS AGREED TO FUND $3.1 MILLION NEEDED TO REPLACE VILLAGE OF WELLSBURG FIRE DEPT. & SAVE LOCAL TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS – SENATOR, WHO HAS LONG ADVOCATED FOR WELLSBURG, PREVIOUISLY URGED FEDS TO EXPEDITE & APPROVE ADDITIONAL FED FUNDS TO MAKE VILLAGE FIRE DEPT. CONSTRUCTION A REALITY
SCHUMER CONVENES ORANGE COUNTY TOURISM SUMMIT TO ENSURE LOCAL BUSINESSES GET THE MOST OUT OF NEW SULLIVAN CASINO – SCHUMER BRINGS TOGETHER FED OFFICIALS, ORANGE COUNTY TOURISM, & ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER TO DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE TOURISM STRATEGY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FERC TO EXTEND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR COMPRESSOR PROJECT IN PENDLETON; PROPOSAL SEEKS TO INSTALL A COMPRESSOR STATION NEAR RESIDENTIAL HOMES TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF EMPIRE PIPELINE – SENATORS SAY RESIDENTS NEED MORE TIME TO RESPOND TO PROPOSAL
SCHUMER: ‘SWATTING’ ATTACKS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS HUDSON VALLEY—RECENT ATTACK CAUSED A SCHOOL TO GO ON LOCKDOWN, AND ARE COSTING POLICE DEPTS. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TERRIFYING INNOCENT VICTIMS & EVEN ENDANGERING LIVES; SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW FEDERAL BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘SWATTING’ & DETER ALARMING NEW CRIME TREND THREATENING RESIDENTS & LAW ENFORCEMENT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING IN ROCHESTER HAS RECEIVED FED APPROVALS NECESSARY TO EXPAND BUSINESS AND INCREASE PRODUCTION – SCHUMER PREVIOUSLY PUSHED FEDS TO EXPEDITE APPROVALS FOR LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLERY THAT HAD WAITED OVER 200 DAYS AS PERMIT APPLICATION LANGUISHED – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE PUSHING FOR MORE FED DISTILLERY INSPECTORS TO REDUCE THE KINDS OF BACKLOGS BLACK BUTTON HAD TO ENDURE
SCHUMER CUTS RIBBON WITH BOATERS AND NPS AT OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING OF STATEN ISLAND’S GREAT KILLS PARK NICHOLS MARINA; 2015 SUMMER SEASON IS THE FIRST TIME THE MARINA HAS BEEN FULLY REPAIRED AND OPERATIONAL SINCE SENATOR SECURED MAJOR VICTORY FOR LOCAL BOATERS AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY
ON MEMORIAL DAY: SCHUMER: AFTER SERVING THEIR COUNTRY, VETERANS SHOULD BE ABLE TO EASILY ADOPT & BRING HOME THEIR MILITARY WORKING DOGS AFTER RETIREMENT; SENATE DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES KEY PROVISION SCHUMER WILL PUSH TO ALLOW FORMER SERVICE DOGS TO ENJOY THE REST OF THEIR DAYS WITH HANDLERS ON U.S. SOIL
SCHUMER: CHILDREN ACROSS NYC ARE VULNERABLE TO IDENTITY THIEVES; KIDS UNDER 18 ARE EASY TARGETS BECAUSE THEIR CREDIT REPORTS ARE OFTEN CLEAN & UNMONITORED; SENATOR TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY FREEZE CREDIT FOR KIDS – UNTIL PARENTS UNFREEZE IT —WILL PROTECT KIDS FROM SEVERAL TYPES OF ID THEFT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES WEST POINT PROJECTS CLEAR KEY HURDLES IN CONGRESS – HOUSE AND SENATE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS BILL INCLUDE MAJOR FUNDING FOR NEW $70 MILLION WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT ON BASE & $55 MILLION TO REBUILD WEST POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FT. DRUM TRAINING FACILITY CLEARS KEY HURDLES IN CONGRESS – HOUSE AND SENATE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS INCLUDE MAJOR FUNDING FOR $19 MILLION STATE-OF-THE-ART FT. DRUM MILITARY TRAINING ACADEMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $24K IN FED FUNDING FOR BELGIUM COLD SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES $68 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB HAS PASSED SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES $174M IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BROOKHAVEN’S ION COLLIDER & $125M FOR NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE II; BNL’S COLLIDER IS ONLY REMAINING ATOM SMASHER IN THE COUNTRY
SCHUMER: IT’S TIME TO RETIRE FEMA’S ‘WYO’ MODEL FROM THE 80’S; SENATOR URGES FEMA TO DO AWAY WITH ‘WRITE YOUR OWN’ INSURANCE COMPANIES; AS MANY AS 80 PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE SHORT-CHANGING NEW YORK SANDY VICTIMS, CHURNING PROFIT & UNFAIRLY REDUCING PAYMENTS TO HOMEOWNERS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO ENSURE CRITICAL SAFETY SYSTEM IS INSTALLED & IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENTED ALONG RAIL ROUTES THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE; LESSONS FROM PHILADELPHIA DERAILMENT NEED TO BE APPLIED IN NEW YORK
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